I am sorry but there is an certain part of the eighties, the days of Golan and Globus that made some of the wonderfully stupid movies and Gymkata was their magnum opus. How else could a single agent infliltrate a mountain town in eastern Europe and defeat smelly peasants with rakes and pitchforks if he didn't have GYMNASTIC APARATUS CONVENIENTlY PLACED EVERY TEN FEET IN THE STONE COVERED STREETS. It's so stupid but they went FULL RETARD which as you know I respect the most.
You nailed it Kal... I also love Full Retard... it won't win you an Oscar, but it will win my affection. (Just ask Kirk Lazarus from Tropic Thunder "You never go Full Retard...Check it out. Dustin Hoffman, 'Rain Man,' look retarded, act retarded, not retarded. Counted toothpicks, cheated cards. Autistic, sho'. Not retarded. You know Tom Hanks, 'Forrest Gump.' Slow, yes. Retarded, maybe. Braces on his legs. But he charmed the pants off Nixon and won a ping-pong competition. That ain't retarded. Peter Sellers, "Being There." Infantile, yes. Retarded, no. You went full retard, man. Never go full retard. You don't buy that? Ask Sean Penn, 2001, "I Am Sam." Remember? Went full retard, went home empty handed... )